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idiom question , experts plz help

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idiom question , experts plz help

by runzun » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:10 pm
plz help me out, is enough x that y correct idiom..
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by Brian@VeritasPrep » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:50 pm
Hey runzun,

Didn't open the file but as far as the idiom you mentioned, let me say this:

"Enough X that Y" is a correct idiom, but not always the correct idiom.

For example, you could definitely say that:

He had enough points that the game was essentially over with 5 minutes left.

She interviewed well enough that her test score wasn't a factor.


But the tricky thing with idioms is that there are often many ways to express the same idea, so you can't simply look for the perfect idiom to use...you have to be willing to accept that there are likely other idioms - which you may not be comfortable/familiar with - that can also be correct.

Using the idiom in question here...

I don't think you can ever be good enough with idioms that you can feel that you have them mastered. It's a lot better to focus on the main GMAT error categories and accept that you may not love the idioms in the correct answers you choose, but that if that's the choice left standing after you've eliminated the others for more concrete causes, you're right.
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by runzun » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:08 pm
thanks Brian...
Brian@VeritasPrep wrote:Hey runzun,

Didn't open the file but as far as the idiom you mentioned, let me say this:

"Enough X that Y" is a correct idiom, but not always the correct idiom.

For example, you could definitely say that:

He had enough points that the game was essentially over with 5 minutes left.

She interviewed well enough that her test score wasn't a factor.


But the tricky thing with idioms is that there are often many ways to express the same idea, so you can't simply look for the perfect idiom to use...you have to be willing to accept that there are likely other idioms - which you may not be comfortable/familiar with - that can also be correct.

Using the idiom in question here...

I don't think you can ever be good enough with idioms that you can feel that you have them mastered. It's a lot better to focus on the main GMAT error categories and accept that you may not love the idioms in the correct answers you choose, but that if that's the choice left standing after you've eliminated the others for more concrete causes, you're right.